"No Vietnamese Ever Called Me Nigger" & "This War At Home" +panel discussion
No Vietnamese Ever Called Me Nigger
Dir. David Loeb Weiss, 1968, 68 min.
The struggle for racial equality and the anti-Vietnam war movement are paralleled in this documentary. Includes B-roll and interviews from a large anti-war protest in Harlem in 1968.
This War At Home
Produced by Kay Shaw, and Nonso Christian Ugbode,, 2008, 6 min.
Bronx based filmmaker Ivan Sanchez Jr. examines the loss of African-American and Latino male role models to a war waged abroad and its impact on the "war at home" - struggles for survival and development in Black and Brown communities in U.S. cities. Sanchez Jr. brings personal insight to this structural problem as he connects the loss of his 19 year old uncle Ivan in Vietnam in 1968 to his involvement in gangs and drugs as a youth. Sanchez Jr. resolves to compensate for his absent role models by doubling his efforts to guide and love the next generation. This War At Home was produced through NBPC's Black Masculinity Series in 2008.
- Followed by a discussion with Richard Adams (filmmaker; cameraman for No Vietnamese), Kazembe Balagun (organizer, writer; Outreach Coordinator of the Brecht Forum), Matt Peterson (critic and filmmaker; curator of Red Channels), Ivan Sanchez, Jr. (author of Next Stop (2008); writer of This War at Home)
WINTER SOLDIERS: Vietnam to Iraq and Afghanistan (January 20th - 27th & 30th at the Maysles Cinema). With Winter Soldiers: Iraq and Afghanistan, the veteran and active duty led inquiry of 2008 and its inspiration - the original Winter Soldier Investigation of 1971 (and the film by the same name) - as bookends, this series explores the soldier's point of view in these conflicts as well as their role in the genesis of any critique of these wars.
Co-sponsored by National Black Programming Consortium, The Brecht Forum, The International Trauma Studies Program and Red Channels
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